Frequently Asked Questions
Who is required to have health insurance coverage?
- All domestic undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled for 8 credit hours or more on the main BGSU campus.
- All international students who are registered for one credit hour or more, including students registered for co-ops, internships and dissertations.
Where can I go for help?
Contact the Student Insurance Office at 419-372-7495, visit our office at 170 Health Center Building located within the Student Health Service, or email us at email@example.com.
If I waive the BGSU-offered Student Insurance Plan, can I still use the Student Health Service?
Yes, all currently registered students taking one or more credit hours are eligible for services at the Student Health Service.
I'm young and healthy, isn't this a waste of money?
It's common to believe people of college age do not get sick. The reality is, they can, and when it does happen it can be quite costly. College students need health insurance to protect them physically and financially from the consequences of an unanticipated serious illness.
What if I'm only taking 6 credit hours, but need insurance?
Anyone registered for 5, 6 or 7 credit hours during open enrollment time-frames can voluntarily purchase the student insurance program. Please contact the Student Insurance Office for more information.
Can my spouse/children be covered under the BGSU-offered Student Insurance Plan?
Yes. Please visit the Student Insurance Office at 170 Health Center Building to complete a Dependent Enrollment Form.
What does my insurance cover if I am treated at the Student Health Service?
Please refer to Benefits at a Glance.
Student Insurance Office
Room 170 Health Center Building
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0147